Plan your perfect mini break 

Short trips allow us time to rejuvenate, revitalise, and catch up on some much needed relaxation. As 2020 continues its theme of uncertainty, many are now turning to mini breaks for a chance to get away for a few days. With beautiful scenery and stunning architecture, where else would you choose but Scotland’s capital city! We have put together our top recommendations for your mini-break in Edinburgh this September.


Edinburgh has a great accommodation offering with hotels and apartments to suit every budget. From low cost chains such as Motel One, with its central location on the corner of Princes Street, to modern apartments like the Edinburgh Grand, which offer a convenient but luxurious residence of 50 apartments for between one and six guests.

Treat yourself to a stay that is truly unique and stay aboard Britannia’s sister ship, Fingal. Retaining the history of its former life as a Northern Lighthouse Board tender, each cabin is beautifully decorated with stunning nautical details, ensuring a memorable visit. Not to be missed, the onboard Lighthouse Restaurant & Bar offers a menu of mouth-watering dishes created with locally sourced produce and bursting with flavour.


This has certainly been the year for the great outdoors with a renewed appreciation for feeling the wind in your hair and the sun on your face. Whilst we can’t guarantee the sun will be shining, a bracing walk up Arthur’s Seat is bound to shake any cobwebs away and promises breath-taking panoramic views of the city.

Edinburgh has many beautiful green spots with the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh a top opportunity with 70 acres to discover. Safety measures are in place, including timed admission through online booking system however, general admission remains free. 

The perfect mix of coastal views and Royalty, The Royal Yacht Britannia tour offers a fascinating insight into this unique ship. Awarded Best UK Attraction by Which? readers, explore all five decks of the Royal Yacht with your complimentary audio guide. Take the tour at your own pace, stepping inside the State Apartments to see where the Royal Family relaxed as well as the Crew’s Quarters where 220 Royal Yachtsmen lived and worked. You won’t be able to resist stopping off in the Royal Deck Tea Room to sample the freshly baked cakes and scones, straight from the Royal Galley.


Edinburgh Grand

VisitScotland/Kenny Lam

Marc Millar